Some see obstacles or hardships as hindrences to success, but maybe they are more like weights in a gym to help you develop into all God created you to become.
Ever went through an obstacle course? Well what actually is happening is you go through a serious of potential barriers but are training your body to overcome.
I have a dear friend who is a soldier, he can probably attest that his training in the military involved some physically strenuous excercises.
A good soldier is not made on a couch but forged in training and a battle field.
Therefore, let us look at challenges as growing opportunities and “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13)
Spiritual struggle and persevering develops character. Character is what enables us to be firm and mature in our faith!
Press on good soldiers!